ORION

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ORION

ORION

Boat:

Length: 135Ft

Engine: 600HP Volvo

Generators: 2 x 55KVA, 1 x 17.5KVA

Water Makers: 2

Beam size(ft) 130

Draft size(ft) 7ft

Built refit 2009

Cruising speed 10

Maximum speed 12

Rooms:

There are 12 guest rooms, each finished with the ambience of a Maldivian Resort. ?Every room comprises of double/twin beds, as well as beautifully tiled bathrooms. ?All 12 rooms have en suite toilet and shower facilities, with 2 of the 12 rooms having the added luxury of bathtubs. ?At the front of the Upper Deck is a magnificent Executive Suite, which comes with its own private external section, complete with private open air Jacuzzi.

Deck Formations:

Lower Deck:

1 Junior Suite (1 King Size Bed and 1 Single Bed), 3 Double Rooms (1 Queen Size Bed), 4 Twin/DBL Rooms (2 Single Beds or 1 Queen Size Bed).

Main Deck:

Reception Counter, 1 Bar, Dining Area, Wheelhouse, 2 Public Toilets.

Upper Deck:

1 Poolside Bar, 1 Large Jacuzzi, 1 Spa/Massage Room, 1 Public Toilet, 3 Twin/DBL Upper Deck Mini Suit Rooms, 1 Executive Suite with private deck area and open air Jacuzzi.

Sun Deck: Numerous Sun Loungers.

Separate Diving Dhoani:

Fully equipped 65ft Diving Dhoani complete with Oxygen Kits, 2 x Bauer ?Compressors, 44 Tanks.

Crew:

Boat Crew: 12

Dhoani Crew: 3

Diving Guides: 4 (presently as per 20/11/13: 1 British, 1 Russian Speaking Bulgarian, 1 German, 1 Maldivian)

RATES AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS

SUPER HIGH SEASON (red color on the schedule sheet)

December 2014 Xmas and New Year dates

January 1-10, 2015

February 1-10, 2015

March 1-10, 2015

May 1-10 2014, May 1-7, 2015

General public:

Standard Room USD350 per person per night

Upper Deck Mini Suite: USD385 per person per night

Jnr Suite: USD420 per person per night

Exec Suite: USD455 per person per night

Single Occupancy 80% Surcharge

HIGH SEASON (orange color on the schedule sheet)

October 2014

November 2014

February – April 2015 (Excluding super high season dates)

General public:

Standard Room USD312.5 per person per night

Upper Deck Mini Suite: USD343.75 per person per night

Jnr Suite: USD375 per person per night

Exec Suite: USD406.25 per person per night

Single Occupancy 80% Surcharge

Agent Rates:

Standard Room USD250 per person per night

Upper Deck Mini Suite: USD275 per person per night

Jnr Suite: USD300 per person per night

Exec Suite: USD325 per person per night

Single Occupancy 80% Surcharge

LOW SEASON (yellow color on the schedule sheet)

August 2014

September 2014

December 2014

January 2015

(excluding super high season dates’ rates)

General public:

Standard Room USD288 per person per night

Upper Deck Mini Suite: USD316.8 per person per night

Jnr Suite: USD345.6 per person per night

Exec Suite: USD374.4 per person per night

Single Occupancy 80% Surcharge

Agent Rates:

Standard Room USD 230.4 per person per night

Upper Deck Mini Suite: USD 253.44 per person per night

Jnr Suite: USD 276.48 per person per night

Exec Suite: USD 299.52 per person per night

Single Occupancy 80% Surcharge

SUPER LOW SEASON (green color on the schedule sheet)

May 2015 (excluding super high season dates)

General public:

Standard Room USD250 per person per night

Upper Deck Mini Suite: USD 275 per person per night

Jnr Suite: USD 300 per person per night

Exec Suite: USD 325 per person per night

Single Occupancy 80% Surcharge

Agent Rates:

Standard Room USD 200 per person per night

Upper Deck Mini Suite: USD 220 per person per night

Jnr Suite: USD 240 per person per night

Exec Suite: USD 260 per person per night

Single Occupancy 80% Surcharge

Surcharges:

For Christmas and New Year Dates USD 50 per person per week will be added as a surcharge for special dinners

For routes South Central 7 Atolls and Deep South/ Southern Sharks USD 10 per person per night will be added as fuel surcharge

Conditions.

Group Bookings:

10 Pay plus 1 Free

16 Pay plus 2 Free

18 Pay plus 3 Free

20 Pay plus 4 Free (FULL CHARTER)

Full Charter is Charged as 20 Pay + 4 Free (Standard Room).

Children policy:

0-3 years old free of charge, no separate bed provided (children stay allowed only for full charters)

3-10 years old 50% discount, no separate bed provided (until 8 y.o., children stay allowed only for full charters)

10 years old and older – full rate

Domestic Flights Prices season 2014:

MLE/KDO USD 165 per sector

MLE/GKK USD 185 per sector

BOOKING CONDITIONS:

  • 30% non-refundable deposit to confirm the reservation to be paid within 7 days of the invoice receipt
  • Balance is due 90 days prior to departure
  • If booking is made less then 90 days prior to departure, 100% to be paid within 7 days of the invoice receipt in order to confirm the booking
  • At the time of remittance please indicate your name and dates of your trip in payment reference
  • MV Orion will NOT provide refunds for either individual or group cancellation of trips. Make sure you have full travel and diving insurance at the time of the cruise
  • USD 10 will be added to each transaction as an inward handling fee

INSURANCE:

As we do not give refunds once the booking is made, please, make sure you have necessary travel insurance before purchasing the package.

Dive insurance must be valid at the time of the trip.

It is possible to purchase short term dive insurance (DAN) directly with us. Please contact us for further details.

DAN insurance costs:

1 Day – USD 11

7 Days – USD 21

14 Days – USD 32

INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR BOOKING:

Please inform us of the following information once you are ready to reserve your trip.

  • Full names as they appear in your passport
  • Nationalities
  • Flight details, for both arrival and departure flights. If you are staying in a resort / hotel the night prior to your cruise please provide us with the name of the Resort / Hotel in order for us to arrange the Meeting in Male Airport
  • Rental diving equipment required ? items and sizes if appropriate
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Dive certification level and number of dives

When guests arrive to Male Airport on the day the cruise starts, they will be met by our company representative. ?He will have MV Orion signboard with him. The Meeting Point is near the Airport Help Desk.

Constellation Ventures operational manager Deirdre +960 74 93 522

Transfers are normally at 1.00pm from the airport to MV Orion. However, when guests arrive early in the morning we endeavour to arrange an earlier transfer.

When guests arrive the day prior to the start of the cruise, our dive guides will not meet them in the Airport, upon arrival. Guests must organize themselves their transfers to the Airport from their chosen Resort / Hotel. Guests must be at the Airport at 1.00pm on the start day of the cruise.

If the route requires guests to fly out from Male to join the boat our dive guides will meet the guests upon their international arrival time and show them the short way to the Domestic Terminal.

The check-out times from MV Orion are at 07.00am and 09.00am on the last day of the cruise.

Guests will be in the airport by 07:30am and ?09:30 am accordingly.

If guests continue their vacation in the Maldives at a Resort, Hotel of other Liveaboard, their ongoing transfers will be arranged from the airport.

We will not be able to arrange direct transfers from MV Orion to Resorts/Male/Hulhumale hotels.

Please, check the link below to see and download our pictures:

MV Orion Pictures

Please, follow the link below if you would like to check our availability&schedule

MV Orion Updates Availability & Schedule

MV ORION Routes and itineraries:

Best of Maldives

Season: October ? May

Day 1 ? Pick up and Check In from 13 PM, Male Airport

Day 2 ? Dive North Male Atoll, Cross to Rasdhoo

Day 3 ? Dive Rasdhoo & North Ari Atoll (Grey Reef Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks)

Day 4 ? North Ari Atoll (Mantas and Famous Maaya Thila Night Dive)

Day 5 ? South Ari Atoll (Mantas & Whalesharks)

Day 6 ? South Ari & Male Atolls (Sharks and Pelagic Action), Desert Island Dinner

Day 7 ? South Male Atoll (Pelagic Action), Male City Tour

Day 8 ? Check out 7&9am, Male Airport

Manta Madness

Season: August ? October

Day 1 ? Pick up and Check In from 13 PM, Male Airport

Day 2 ? Dive North Male Atoll Cross to Baa Atoll

Day 3 ? Baa Atoll Hanifaru Bay Area

Day 4 ? Baa Atoll Hanifaru Bay Area, Cross to Rasdhoo

Day 5 ? Dive Rasdhoo & North Ari Atoll (Grey Reef Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks)

Day 6 ? North Ari Atoll (Mantas and Famous Maaya Thila Night Dive)

Day 7 ? North Male Atoll Manta Point, Male City Tour

Day 8 ? Check out 7&9am, Male Airport

Deep South

Season: February-March

Area Toured: Huvadhoo

Day 1 – Meet and Greet Kahdheedhoo Airport, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll

Day 2 – Dive Thinadhoo Area, Dhevadhoo Area, Villingilli Area

Anchor Whaleshark spot

Day 3 – Vilingilli Kandu Area

Day 4 – Nilandhoo Kandu Area

Night Dive Hyatt Reef

Day 5 – Mareehaa Kandu Area

Day 6 – Gazeera Thila, Vaadhoo Corner, Vaadhoo Thila

Day 7- Mareehaa Kandu Area

Day 8 – Kondey Kandu Area

Day 9 – Mareehaa Kandu Area

Cross to Kahdheedhoo

Day 10 – Depart from Kahdheedhoo Airport, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll

South Central

Season: January ? April

Area Toured: Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu

Day 1 – Meet and Greet Male/Kadhdhoo Airport

Day 2 ? Dive North and South Male Area

Day 3 ? Dive Vaavu Atoll. Beautiful Corals

Day 4 ? Dive Vaavu Atoll. Channels with action dives and Night Dive with nurse sharks

Day 5 ? Dive Meemu Atoll

Day 6 ? Dive Thaa Atoll

Day 7 ? Dive Laamu Atoll

Day 8 ? Check out at 7&9 am

7 days package onboard Orion includes:

– 3 meals per day, afternoon snacks

– unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee

– 17 dives per week in total (2-3 dives per day but no diving on the first day of the trip)

– tanks, weights, Nitrox

– dive guides service

– all transfers

– bed tax

– GST 12% from November 2014 on accommodation

– 1 BBQ night on an uninhabited island (if the weather and route conditions allow)

– Male city tour with local guide (upon request)

Price does not include:

– Dive gear

– Alcohol, soda

– SPA treatments

– GST 12% on extras onboard

– other services that are not listed here or above and might be requested by the guest.

Diving Equipment Rentals (USD per Day), price does not include GST 12%

Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, SMB) USD 45

Full Set including computer USD 50

Regulator with octopus USD 20

Computer USD 15

BCD USD 15

Wetsuit 1.5mm USD 10

Mask USD 5

Fins USD 5

Torch USD 15

15 lt. tank USD 15

NOTE: All divers must carry Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), and Dive Computer on every dive

SSI/SDI/TDI Dive Courses Price List in US Dollars, includes certification cost, does not include GST

Discover Scuba Diving USD 89

Open Water Diver Referral USD 300

Advanced open Water Diver USD 350

Nitrox Course USD 125

Night Dive Specialty USD 250

Deep Dive Specialty USD 250

Dive in the current USD 250

Perfect buoyancy USD 180

Underwater photography USD 200

Side mount course UDS 350

Internet

WiFi internet is available onboard, though the availability and signal strength depends on the area. Internet may be not available at some places while cruising.

Up to 1.5 GB is USD 20 per week. If you exceed the traffic you may pay extra to continue using the service. Please, ask cruise director for details while onboard. Please, note, we do not provide laptops/computers/other devices to use internet onboard, you should have your own computer to use internet facility.

Dear agents, please, make sure your clients provide the information mentioned in the registration form (please, see the link below):

MV Orion Registration Form

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